Dear TWU Members & Allies,
Assaults against aviation workers have skyrocketed over the past year, but despite the severity and frequency of these violent events, not a single passenger who has assaulted a ground service worker has been prosecuted under federal law. Will you send a letter to your elected official asking them to support H.R.7433 and S.4019, the Protection from Abusive Passengers Act?
The Protection from Abusive Passengers Act will protect airline crew members, security screening personnel, and passengers by banning abusive passengers from commercial aircraft flights. The TWU has been calling for a Banned Passenger List since the fall of 2021.
This bill has the potential to be a game changer. Introduced by Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA-15), Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-1), and Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), it will implement a list of “abusive passengers” – those who intimidated, threatened or assaulted an aviation worker. Any individual on the list would be prohibited from boarding any commercial aircraft.
If you support the implementation of such a list, send a letter to your elected official today, telling them to support the Protection from Abusive Passengers Act!
The TWU Government Affairs Departmen